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Magic Slim & the Teardrops

b. Morris Holt, 7 August 1937, Torrence, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Blues guitarist and vocalist Magic Slim became interested in music during childhood. He moved first to nearby Grenada, Mississippi, and then to Chicago in 1955, where he worked as bass player for Magic Sam, who gave Holt his name. He obtained a false identity card so that he was able to play bass with Sam in the bars and clubs. After completing that stay, he switched back to guitar and performed with a Chicago band called Mr. Pitiful And The Teardrops. When that band broke up, he moved back to Mississippi before returning to Chicago once again in 1965, where he re-formed the Teardrops with his two brothers (Nick, the bass player, became a permanent member). The band recorded its first single for the local Wes label in 1966, and another for the equally small Mean Mistreater label in 1970. It was not until 1978 that Magic Slim And The Teardrops began recording in earnest, contributing four tracks to an Alligator Records anthology. That was followed by a live album for the small Candy Apple label as well as recordings made in France, which were released in the USA on Alligator as Raw Magic in 1982. That same year he recorded the highly praised Grand Slam for Rooster Blues Records. A live album recorded in Austria, Chicago Blues Session, followed in 1987. Gravel Road, released on the small Blind Pig label in the USA, was issued in 1990. His sound is perhaps the tightest of any Chicago blues band working at the present time. This consistently satisfying blues musician has recorded singles for numerous labels but, recently, has recorded mainly for the Wolf Record label in Austria and Blind Pig in San Francisco..
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Stations Featuring
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    3 songs

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    16 songs

Albums by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

Top Songs by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

  1.   Song
  2.   Champagne and Reefer
  3.   Lonely Man
  4.   I Got Money
  5.   I'm a Bluesman
  6.   Sunrise Blues
  7.   Give Me Back My Wig
  8.   What Is That You Got
  9.   Bad Boy
  10.   Carla
  11.   Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  12.   Spider in My Stew
  13.   Let Me Love You
  14.   Cryin' Won't Let You Stay
  15.   Crosseyed Cat
  16.   Full Load Boogie
  17.   You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
  18.   Loving You Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me
  19.   House Cat Blues
  20.   Chickenheads
  21.   Before You Accuse Me
  22.   Lump on Your Stump
  23.   Country Boy
  24.   Older Woman
  25.   Gambling Blues
  26.   Hard Luck Blues
  27.   Black Tornado
  28.   Room 109
  29.   Please Don't Waste My Time
  30.   Lookin' for a Lover
  31.   I Want to See You in the Evening
  32.   Early Every Morning
  33.   Slim's Hideaway
  34.   Hard to Handle
  35.   The Man You Need
  36.   Down in Virginia
  37.   I'm Gonna Get You Babe
  38.   Mind Your Own Business
  39.   Girl What You Want Me to Do
  40.   Prisoner of Love
  41.   Evil Woman Blues
  42.   Pretty Girls Everywhere
  43.   Can't Get No Grindin'
  44.   Please Don't Dog Me
  45.   Snakebite
  46.   Key to Your Door
  47.   Hole in the Wall
  48.   Further On Up The Road
  49.   Cold Women With Warm Hearts
  50.   You Got to Pay
  51.   I'm Not the Same Person
  52.   Scufflin'
  53.   Lonesome Trouble
  54.   What's Wrong
  55.   Matchbox Blues
  56.   I Ain't Lookin for No Love
  57.   I'm Gonna Send You Back to Georgia
  58.   I Started Loving You Again
  59.   Just Before You Go
  60.   Someone Else Is Steppin' In
  61.   Get Your Business Straight
  62.   How Many More Years
  63.   Country Joyride
  64.   Mustang Sally
  65.   How Much More Long
  66.   Freddie's Blues
  67.   Gravel Road
  68.   I Need Lovin'
  69.   Goin' to Mississippi
  70.   Magic Boogie
  71.   Think
  72.   Lonely for Your Love
  73.   Shake It
  74.   Bad Luck Is Fallin'

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